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“in the area of a local authority in England

section 579(3A)

 
 

in the area of a local authority in Wales

section

 
  

579(3B)”,

 
 

( )    

for the entry for “learning difficulty” substitute—

 

“learning difficulty (in relation to a child in the area of a local

section 312(2)

 
 

authority in Wales)

and (3) (subject

 
  

to subsection

 
  

(3A))”,’.

 
 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Agreed to  239

 

Schedule  3,  page  141,  leave out lines 7 to 11 and insert—

 

‘( )    

in the entry for “special educational needs”, in the second column for

 

“section 312(1)” substitute “section 579(1)”,

 

( )    

in the entry for “special educational provision”, in the second column for

 

“section 312(4)” substitute “section 579(1)”,

 

( )    

in the entry for “special school”, in the second column for “sections 6(2)

 

and” substitute “section”, and

 

( )    

in the entry for “subject to learning difficulty assessment”, in the second

 

column for “section 13(4)” substitute “section 579(1A)”.’.

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Agreed to  264

 

Schedule  3,  page  141,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

‘13A      

In Schedule 35B (meaning of “eligible child” for purposes of section 508B), in

 

paragraph 15(3)—

 

(a)    

in paragraph (a) for “statement maintained for the child under section

 

324” substitute “EHC plan maintained for the child”, and

 

(b)    

in paragraph (b) for “statement” substitute “plan”.

 

13B(1)  

In Schedule 36A (education functions), the table in paragraph 2 is amended as

 

follows.

 

      (2)  

In the entry for the Disabled Persons (Services, Consultation and

 

Representation) Act 1986, in the second column after “child with” insert “an

 

EHC plan or”.

 

      (3)  

In the entry for the Learning and Skills Act 2000, omit the entry for section

 

139A.’.

 

Schedule, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Mrs Sharon Hodgson

 

Lisa Nandy

 

Not called  184

 

Clause  72,  page  48,  line  23,  at end insert—


 
 

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‘“well-being” means well-being so far as relating to the matters specified in

 

section 10(2) (a) to (e) of the Children Act 2004.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mrs Sharon Hodgson

 

Lisa Nandy

 

Negatived on division  284

 

Clause  73,  page  48,  line  43,  at beginning insert ‘If, after a consultation period of

 

not less than three months, and the publication of a response to the consultation, the

 

Secretary of State is satisfied with the provisions, he may make an order so that’.

 

Clause Agreed to on division.

 


 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Jo Swinson

 

Agreed to  241

 

Schedule  4,  page  142,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

      ‘()  

In subsection (5), for “under Chapter 4” substitute “by the Chief Inspector for

 

the purposes of Chapter 4”.’.

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Jo Swinson

 

Agreed to  242

 

Schedule  4,  page  143,  leave out lines 24 to 27 and insert—

 

“(aa)    

prohibiting the applicant from being registered in the early

 

years register as an early years childminder if the applicant is

 

registered with a childminder agency;

 

(ab)    

prohibiting the applicant from being registered with an early

 

years childminder agency as an early years childminder if the

 

applicant is registered—

 

(i)    

with another childminder agency;

 

(ii)    

in the early years register or the general childcare

 

register;”.’.

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Jo Swinson

 

Agreed to  243

 

Schedule  4,  page  144,  leave out lines 13 to 16 and insert—

 

“(aa)    

prohibiting the applicant from being registered in the early

 

years register as an early years provider other than a

 

childminder if the applicant is registered with a childminder

 

agency;

 

(ab)    

prohibiting the applicant from being registered with an early

 

years childminder agency as an early years provider other than

 

a childminder if the applicant is registered—

 

(i)    

with another childminder agency;


 
 

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(ii)    

in the early years register or the general childcare

 

register;”.’.

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Jo Swinson

 

Agreed to  244

 

Schedule  4,  page  149,  leave out lines 19 to 22 and insert—

 

“(aa)    

prohibiting the applicant from being registered in Part A of the

 

general childcare register as a later years childminder if the

 

applicant is registered with a childminder agency;

 

(ab)    

prohibiting the applicant from being registered with a later

 

years childminder agency as an later years childminder if the

 

applicant is registered—

 

(i)    

with another childminder agency;

 

(ii)    

in the early years register or the general childcare

 

register;”.’.

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Jo Swinson

 

Agreed to  245

 

Schedule  4,  page  150,  leave out lines 8 to 11 and insert—

 

“(aa)    

prohibiting the applicant from being registered in Part A of the

 

general childcare register as a later years provider other than

 

a childminder if the applicant is registered with a childminder

 

agency;

 

(ab)    

prohibiting the applicant from being registered with a later

 

years childminder agency as a later years provider other than

 

a childminder if the applicant is registered—

 

(i)    

with another childminder agency;

 

(ii)    

in the early years register or the general childcare

 

register;”.’.

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Jo Swinson

 

Agreed to  246

 

Schedule  4,  page  150,  line  36,  at end insert—

 

‘17A      

In section 57 (special procedure for registered early years providers), in the

 

title for “registered early years providers” substitute “providers registered in

 

the early years register”.

 

17B      

After section 57 insert—

 

“57A  

Special procedure for providers registered with early years

 

childminder agencies

 

(1)    

Subsection (2) applies where—

 

(a)    

a person is registered with an early years childminder agency

 

as an early years childminder, and

 

(b)    

that agency is also a later years childminder agency.

 

(2)    

If the person gives notice to the agency that he or she proposes to

 

provide later years childminding in respect of which he or she is

 

required to be registered under this Chapter, the agency must—

 

(a)    

register the person in the register maintained by the agency as

 

a later years childminder, and


 
 

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(b)    

give the person a certificate of registration stating that he or

 

she is so registered.

 

(3)    

Subsection (4) applies where—

 

(a)    

a person is registered with an early years childminder agency

 

in respect of particular premises as an early years provider

 

other than a childminder, and

 

(b)    

that agency is also a later years childminder agency.

 

(4)    

If the person gives notice to the agency that he or she proposes to

 

provide later years provision in respect of which he or she is required

 

to be registered under this Chapter on the same premises, the agency

 

must—

 

(a)    

register the person in the register maintained by the agency as

 

a later years provider other than a childminder, in respect of

 

the premises, and

 

(b)    

give the person a certificate of registration stating that he or

 

she is so registered.

 

(5)    

Subsections (3) and (4) of section 56A apply in relation to a certificate

 

of registration given in pursuance of subsection (2) or (4) of this

 

section as they apply in relation to a certificate of registration given in

 

pursuance of subsection (1) or (2) of that section.”’.

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Jo Swinson

 

Agreed to  247

 

Schedule  4,  page  154,  line  18,  at end insert—

 

‘Part 3A

 

Voluntary registration with childminder agency

 

21A      

In section 65 (special procedure for persons already registered), in the title, at

 

the end insert “in a childcare register”.

 

21B      

After section 65 insert—

 

“Voluntary registration of persons registered with childminder agencies

 

65A    

Procedure for persons already registered with a childminder agency

 

(1)    

A person who is registered as an early years childminder with an early

 

years childminder agency or as a later years childminder with a later

 

years childminder agency may give notice to the agency that he or she

 

wishes to be registered with the agency in respect of the provision in

 

England of—

 

(a)    

later years childminding for a child who has attained the age

 

of eight;

 

(b)    

early years childminding or later years childminding for a

 

child who has not attained that age but in respect of which the

 

person is not required to be registered under Chapter 2 or 3.

 

(2)    

If a person gives notice to an agency under subsection (1), the agency

 

must—

 

(a)    

register the person in the register maintained by the agency as

 

a childminder registered under this Chapter, and


 
 

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(b)    

give the person a certificate of registration stating that he or

 

she is so registered.

 

(3)    

A person who is registered as an early years provider (other than an

 

childminder) with an early years childminder agency or as a later years

 

provider (other than a childminder) with a later years childminder

 

agency in respect of particular premises may give notice to the agency

 

that he or she wishes to be registered with the agency in respect of the

 

provision on the same premises of—

 

(a)    

later years provision (other than later years childminding) for

 

a child who has attained the age of eight;

 

(b)    

early years provision or later years provision (other than early

 

years or later years childminding) for a child who has not

 

attained that age but in respect of which the person is not

 

required to be registered under Chapter 2 or 3.

 

(4)    

If a person gives notice to an agency under subsection (3), the agency

 

must—

 

(a)    

register the person in the register maintained by the agency as

 

a provider of childcare (other than a childminder) registered

 

under this Chapter, in respect of the premises, and

 

(b)    

give the person a certificate of registration stating that he or

 

she is so registered.

 

(5)    

A certificate of registration given to the applicant in pursuance of

 

subsection (2) or (4) must contain prescribed information about

 

prescribed matters.

 

(6)    

If there is a change of circumstances which requires the amendment of

 

a certificate of registration, the agency must give the registered person

 

an amended certificate.”

 

21C      

In section 66 (conditions on registration), in subsections (1) and (5) for “under

 

this Chapter” substitute “in Part B of the general childcare register”.

 

21D(1)  

Section 67 (regulations governing activities) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (4)—

 

(a)    

after “Chief Inspector” insert “, early years childminder agencies or

 

later years childminder agencies”, and

 

(b)    

omit “his”.

 

      (3)  

In subsection (5)—

 

(a)    

after “Chief Inspector” insert “, early years childminder agencies or

 

later years childminder agencies”, and

 

(b)    

omit “his”.

 

      (4)  

In subsection (6) after paragraph (a) (and before the “or” which follows it)

 

insert—

 

“(aa)    

by early years childminder agencies or later years childminder

 

agencies in the exercise of functions under this Part,”.’.

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Jo Swinson

 

Agreed to  248

 

Schedule  4,  page  154,  line  33,  at end insert—

 

      ‘()  

In subsection (5) for “as a childminder under Chapter 4” substitute “under

 

Chapter 4 in Part B of the general childcare register as a childminder”.’.


 
 

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Mr Edward Timpson

 

Jo Swinson

 

Agreed to  249

 

Schedule  4,  page  155,  line  23,  leave out ‘or 3’ and insert ‘, 3 or 4’.

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Jo Swinson

 

Agreed to  250

 

Schedule  4,  page  156,  line  27,  leave out ‘or 3’ and insert ‘, 3 or 4’.

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Jo Swinson

 

Agreed to  251

 

Schedule  4,  page  156,  line  40,  leave out ‘or 3’ and insert ‘, 3 or 4’.

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Jo Swinson

 

Agreed to  252

 

Schedule  4,  page  157,  line  40,  leave out ‘under Chapter 4’ and insert ‘in Part B of

 

the general childcare register’.

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Jo Swinson

 

Agreed to  253

 

Schedule  4,  page  159,  line  7,  at end insert—

 

‘(3C)    

An early years childminder agency or a later years childminder agency

 

must not register for the purposes of Chapter 4 a person who is

 

disqualified from registration by regulations under section 75.”’.

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Jo Swinson

 

Agreed to  254

 

Schedule  4,  page  159,  line  8,  leave out ‘or (3B)’ and insert ‘, (3B) or (3C)’.

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Jo Swinson

 

Agreed to  255

 

Schedule  4,  page  159,  line  13,  leave out ‘or (3B)’ and insert ‘, (3B) or (3C)’.

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Jo Swinson

 

Agreed to  256

 

Schedule  4,  page  162,  line  17,  leave out ‘or 3’ and insert ‘, 3 or 4’.

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Jo Swinson

 

Agreed to  257

 

Schedule  4,  page  162,  line  29,  after ‘to’ insert ‘the Secretary of State,’.

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Jo Swinson

 

Agreed to  258

 

Schedule  4,  page  162,  line  32,  after ‘to’ insert ‘the Secretary of State,’.


 
 

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Mr Edward Timpson

 

Jo Swinson

 

Agreed to  259

 

Schedule  4,  page  162,  line  35,  leave out ‘or 3’and insert ‘, 3 or 4’.

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Jo Swinson

 

Agreed to  260

 

Schedule  4,  page  162,  line  39,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

in the case of information to be provided to the Secretary of

 

State, information which the Secretary of State may require

 

for the purposes of the Secretary of State‘s functions in

 

relation to universal credit under Part 1 of the Welfare Reform

 

Act 2012;’.

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Jo Swinson

 

Agreed to  261

 

Schedule  4,  page  163,  line  40,  leave out sub-paragraph (2) and insert—

 

    ‘(2)  

In subsection (1)—

 

(a)    

after paragraph (a) insert—

 

“(aa)    

section 57A(2) and (4);

 

(ab)    

section 61C(1);’, and

 

(b)    

after paragraph (b) insert—

 

“(ba)    

section 65A(1) and (3);”.’.

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Jo Swinson

 

Agreed to  262

 

Schedule  4,  page  164,  line  8,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

after the definition of “childcare” insert—

 

““childminder agency” means—

 

(c)    

an early years childminder agency;

 

(d)    

a later years childminder agency;”,’.

 

Schedule, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clause 74 Agreed to.

 


 

Mrs Sharon Hodgson

 

Lisa Nandy

 

Not selected  285

 

Page  49,  line  12,  Leave out Clause 75.

 

Question proposed that the Clause stand part of the Bill.

 

[Adjourned until Tuesday 23 April at 9.25 am


 
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